Onion Plant Care & Growing Tips

What Temperature Is Too Cold For Onion Plants? Onion plants are cold resistant and can survive light freezes. A hard freeze of 4 hours or more with temperatures below 25 degrees will can kill the foliage of an onion plant and possibly damage the root system. I think the main problem with cold temperatures over …

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How Far Apart To Plant Strawberries

How far apart to plant strawberries depends on which type of strawberry plant you’re growing. June-Bearing strawberry plants are typically planted in a “matted row” and Everbearing and Day-Neutral strawberry plants are planted in a “hill system or ribbon row”. Strawberry Plant Spacing Methods Planting Strawberries in a Matted Row In a matted row June-Bearing …

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Where Do Peppers Grow?

Though the cultivation and consumption of peppers by humans has been a long standing affair, it was not until the sixteenth century that the pepper trade went global.  Until that point, peppers would be found growing in areas such as Peru and Mexico, but not in European or Asian countries. Those areas had black pepper, …

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Is an Onion a Vegetable or Fruit?

In this article we look at whether an onion is a vegetable or fruit from a lot of different angles. The Fruit vs. Vegetable Debate Goes To Trial Other plant-based foods have triggered the whole fruit-or-veggie discussion. The undisputed heavyweight champion of the conversation is the tomato. The question went all the way to the …

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How Do Onions Grow?

Whether globe, granex, or cippoline shaped; red, yellow, or white; sweet or pungent; onions of all varieties are cool season vegetables that can be somewhat difficult to grow. Like most plants, onions grow best when soil nutrients, temperatures, and moisture levels are at the right levels. The outlier with growing onions is that daytime lengths …

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When To Plant Onions

When to plant onions depends on where you live. Onion plants will grow roots and green growth above the ground as soon as temperatures allow but bulb growth will only occur when daylight hours reach a certain length, 10-12 hours for short day onions and 14-16 hours for long day onions. The north and south …

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